Villa Apollon Skiathos
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... early. Again. If this keeps happening I'll be glad to see the back of these two. It doesn't help that I am writing this as I just woke up and am a little grumpy. I don't think they know the meaning of a holiday. It's true that it's hard to find someone you can travel with. I mean I understand making the most of a holiday but seriously, 7am wake up calls?!! This is so not what I signed up for !!! This was the point I realised I was not continuing with the blog and I ...
After a scenic drive along a mountain ridge we arrived at Sendoukia, this is an ancient site and very spiritual. Possibly Minoan or Neolithic with the sarcophagus laboriously carved out of the rocky outcrop overlooking the sea below. The bases of the graves are all oriented towards the sea feet first suggesting an early settlement by the Minoans or perhaps the Romans - traces ...
Strong winds greeted the morn. Pam had been up during the night rescuing deck chairs, cushions, towels and clothing from the balcony. Wooden window shutters rattled away with each gust.
The girls took time out for shopping exploration. Tony and ...
... port. As we approached the pier we could see only one large ferry at the international port. It had to be ours. It looked like it was still loading. If you'll recall, coming over to Greece we had misread the departure time and made that boat wIth minutes to spare. As we docked, the international boat was heading out. Had we screwed up again? It was 11:30 and we were the first off and sped over to the other port. We reached the ticket office at ...
... the climb was challenging for someone with vertigo. I was chuffed I made it to the top. Bas and Pam spent the morning hunting and gathering for a BBQ feast at the apartments tonight before joining us for lunch on the beach at Agnontas. A perfect spot for a swim and beautiful lunch where six courses cost $13.00 each with wine. The BBQ squid was the best ever. We have to keep pinching ourselves ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Apollon Skiathos
Villa Apollon, fantastic place, great hospitality!
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Apollon with Dounia and Captain; they were great hosts - very accommodating - making it a very comfortable and memorable holiday. Our apartment was very well equipped it had everything we needed. The location was good not far from the town and easy access to the beach and shops.
We will be back!
I went for my 3rd stay at the Apollo in June with my husband, and it just gets better. The views cannot be beaten - the feeling of all your cares melting away the second you arrive - and then the horrible part when you have to come home :-(
I can fully authenticate the previous reviews on the Apollon. My partner and I have been visiting Skiathos for 4 years (sometimes twice a year) and the Apollon is without doubt the most wonderful place for a chilled holiday.
This was our 1st visit to the Apollon and definitely won't be our last!!!! Such a fabulous place. We stayed in a 2 bedroomed apartment which was just perfect with everything you could ask for and more. The rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels and bedding. The views from the Apollon are outstanding and as for the owners, well what can I say. Dounia and Captain gave us such a warm welcome and made the Apollon feel like our home. They are both very kind people and helped make our holiday very special.
we once again stayed at Villa Apollon (Apollo) Achlaides Bay, Skiathos In September 2005, It just gets better every time we go there. The owners Dounia & Themistockles are wonderful hosts and alway appear to have added something new. This time the BBQ and Kitchen had been totally revamped, plus new equipment in the accommodation - TV - Air Conditioning - Iron - Ironing Board - Wall Safe - Hair Dryer etc etc, everything you could possibly need. The location is superb, from every balcony you overlook Achlaides bay and the lovely blue Aegean Sea. The pool bar is open from 8 till late, serves wonderful home cooked meals and snacks. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday to recharge the batteries or have youngsters who want to go clubbing in town then you can't do better than beautiful Skiathos.
Little bit of paradise
At Villa Appollon in beautiful Skiathos you will received the most warmest of welcomes anywhere on earth, your hosts are the kindest and most warm hearted people you could meet.
The pool is lovely and relaxing, and pool bar always open......the food .....best Pizza ever, just to name one thing that is cooked with fresh ingrediants every day.
I cannot recommend this place enough
Our Paradise too!!
Yes, Captain and Dounia are the most wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much, it's like returning home year after year.
We have been going to Skiathos since 1999 and found Apollo Apartments in 2001. We have only missed one yer since then and that's because 'there was no room at the inn'. We ensured we'd get this year and are off on Friday 27th.
As usual, I will not want to return to England.
A wonderful, relaxing, entertaining (Captain cooking, Dounia making those wonderful 'adult milkshakes) dancing in the moonlight, picturesque holiday. It has everything and more.
They are now independent and very good value - you'll never look back.
Have stayed at the Apollo almost every year since 1997 - and some of those years gone there more than once !. The difference really is the way you are made to feel welcome by Dounia,Themistocles and Alexandra ( their daughter ). Nothing is too much trouble - there are always smiles and "hello babies" for all the guests, and people who started as "mine hosts" have become dear and valued friends over the years.
Villa Apollo is a lovely place to stay on the beautiful island of Skiathos. All the apartments which are spotless have balconies with fantastic views of the sea, there is a lovely swimming pool with free loungers tables and chairs, there is also a poolside bar which appears to never close, the food that the lovely owners Dounia & Themistokles cook is delicious and large portions and also covers every taste, the steaks are enormous. All the apartments are very well equipped with a grill, oven, hot plates plenty of crockery, glasses cups etc also most have an iron and hairdryer and if there is anything else you want the owners are only too happy to oblige, they all also have Air Condioning !!! The owners are a nice family and genuinely friendly and helpful. they love children and so are very welcome and all seem to get on together very well. There is a bus stop just a few metres from the Villa which runs every 20 mins along the only proper road from Skiathos town to Koukounaries beach (voted the best beach in Greece) there are nearly 70 beaches on the island all of them sandy (including 1 naturist). l Skiathos is a very green island with forests and woods and some stunning walks, well worth hiring a scooter or 4x4 for a few days to discover what lays along the tracks, incredible.
The rooms are very well maintained, clean and airy with air conditioning if required. Food is excellent the owners are friendly and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble. If nothing on the menu suits they will happily provide something else. A quiet and friendly place but not suitable for the less able as it is 350metres downhill to the beach. We went last year, this year and will be returning next year. Hair dryers, kettles, toasters, irons and ironing boards in all rooms